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Doug Jones forced to defend record on crime in wake of Trump criticism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Doug Jones was faced with a new challenge in his race against Roy Moore for senator in Alabama on Tuesday when President Donald Trump greeted reporters on the White House lawn with a slew of   ... Read More

O’Malley: Democratic party ‘regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections.

“What is   ... Read More

Facebook says they will let its users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced they are making a portal that will allow users to find out if they liked pages or followed Instagram accounts made by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian internet company that was revealed to   ... Read More

FCC stonewalling probe of ‘massive scheme’ involving fake net neutrality comments, New York attorney general says

iStock/Thinkstock(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, accusing the agency of stonewalling his office's investigation into what he called a "massive scheme" to inundate the FCC's   ... Read More

Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas is apologizing for a graphic image of himself that emerged on social media this week, confirming he took the picture and sent it to women with whom he was pursuing   ... Read More

These members of the Liberal Gun Club say they can be both left-leaning and support gun rights

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two of the biggest mass shootings in modern American history have taken place within just the past 50 days.

And in the aftermath, there seems to be no real, reasoned gun debate face-to-face or online   ... Read More

Sen. Lisa Murkowski backs Obamacare individual mandate repeal

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she supports repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a key provision in the Senate Republican tax bill, but she refrained from offering a full endorsement of the tax package.   ... Read More

Second Al Franken accuser on why she went public with her story

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Lindsay Menz, who has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, is speaking out about the alleged incident for the first time on camera Wednesday morning.

"My husband steps   ... Read More

Rep. John Conyers accused of sexual misconduct by 2nd woman as ethics committee launches probe

United States Congress(NEW YORK) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman earlier this year, as he faces a new ethics investigation after denying a separate report that alleges he sexually harassed a   ... Read More

Special counsel is focusing on James Comey’s firing, but here’s what we already know

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News reported this week that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has now told the Justice Department to turn over any emails and other documents related to, among other things, the May 9 firing of   ... Read More

Federal court puts stop to Trump’s transgender military ban

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court ordered a halt Tuesday to President Donald Trump's proposed ban of transgender service members from serving in the military.The court issued a preliminary injunction, which was publicly announced by the American Civil Liberties   ... Read More

FCC looks to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

Design Pics/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communication Commission appears bound to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain websites. The action is led by President Donald Trump appointee FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a   ... Read More

President Trump spares turkey in second pardon of administration

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first pardons since wiping Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court conviction in August.One pardonee, referred to as "Drumstick" by the White House, is a heavy-set, white male with a   ... Read More

Trump on Roy Moore accusations: ‘He totally denies it'(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump spoke publicly about embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore for the first time Tuesday, saying of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him: “You have to listen to him also” and “He totally denies it.” Speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn before leaving Washin

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump spoke publicly about embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore for the first time Tuesday, saying of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him: "You have to listen to him also" and "He   ... Read More

John Conyers ‘vehemently’ denies sexual harassment allegations as ethics committee launches probe

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is facing a new ethics investigation after denying a report on Tuesday that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a five-figure payout funded by taxpayers.

"The committee is   ... Read More

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Doug Jones forced to defend record on crime in wake of Trump criticism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Doug Jones was faced with a new challenge in his race against Roy Moore for senator in Alabama on Tuesday when President Donald Trump greeted reporters on the White House lawn with a slew of   ... Read More

O’Malley: Democratic party ‘regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections.

“What is   ... Read More

Facebook says they will let its users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced they are making a portal that will allow users to find out if they liked pages or followed Instagram accounts made by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian internet company that was revealed to   ... Read More

FCC stonewalling probe of ‘massive scheme’ involving fake net neutrality comments, New York attorney general says

iStock/Thinkstock(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, accusing the agency of stonewalling his office's investigation into what he called a "massive scheme" to inundate the FCC's   ... Read More

Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas is apologizing for a graphic image of himself that emerged on social media this week, confirming he took the picture and sent it to women with whom he was pursuing   ... Read More

These members of the Liberal Gun Club say they can be both left-leaning and support gun rights

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two of the biggest mass shootings in modern American history have taken place within just the past 50 days.

And in the aftermath, there seems to be no real, reasoned gun debate face-to-face or online   ... Read More

Sen. Lisa Murkowski backs Obamacare individual mandate repeal

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she supports repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a key provision in the Senate Republican tax bill, but she refrained from offering a full endorsement of the tax package.   ... Read More

Second Al Franken accuser on why she went public with her story

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Lindsay Menz, who has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, is speaking out about the alleged incident for the first time on camera Wednesday morning.

"My husband steps   ... Read More

Rep. John Conyers accused of sexual misconduct by 2nd woman as ethics committee launches probe

United States Congress(NEW YORK) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman earlier this year, as he faces a new ethics investigation after denying a separate report that alleges he sexually harassed a   ... Read More

Special counsel is focusing on James Comey’s firing, but here’s what we already know

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News reported this week that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has now told the Justice Department to turn over any emails and other documents related to, among other things, the May 9 firing of   ... Read More

Federal court puts stop to Trump’s transgender military ban

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court ordered a halt Tuesday to President Donald Trump's proposed ban of transgender service members from serving in the military.The court issued a preliminary injunction, which was publicly announced by the American Civil Liberties   ... Read More

FCC looks to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

Design Pics/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communication Commission appears bound to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain websites. The action is led by President Donald Trump appointee FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a   ... Read More

President Trump spares turkey in second pardon of administration

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first pardons since wiping Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court conviction in August.One pardonee, referred to as "Drumstick" by the White House, is a heavy-set, white male with a   ... Read More

Trump on Roy Moore accusations: ‘He totally denies it'(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump spoke publicly about embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore for the first time Tuesday, saying of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him: “You have to listen to him also” and “He totally denies it.” Speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn before leaving Washin

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump spoke publicly about embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore for the first time Tuesday, saying of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him: "You have to listen to him also" and "He   ... Read More

John Conyers ‘vehemently’ denies sexual harassment allegations as ethics committee launches probe

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is facing a new ethics investigation after denying a report on Tuesday that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a five-figure payout funded by taxpayers.

"The committee is   ... Read More

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